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Nov 15, 2012 5:30am EST
. the tensions in recent days between israel and its neighbor to the sort of north, syria. and now this new test between israel and new islamist government in egypt. what should we be watching for? >> reporter: well, this potentially is very dangerous situation. on the brink -- on press hiss, israel attacking gaza killing the leader yesterday who by the way was the top of israel's hit list for ten years. but just as significant was israel's concentration on the rocket facilities, the storage of hamas in gaza, focusing on the long distance rockets. israel wants to eliminate the rocket threat against its cities from gaza. you mentioned in your introduction i think it is 850 rockets fired this year at israel. they fired 100 the last five days. that's what provoked the response. now the problem is that israel, it was sensed that israel's hands were tied because of their relationship with egypt. egypt was in fear that egypt would end the peace treaty. that is one reason why israel feels it's calibrating carefully the attack on gaza.poised on th of gaz yachlt they're trying this pinpointed air attacks
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 2:00pm EST
displayed in the face of what were initially peaceful protests. obviously, the situation in syria's deteriorated since then. we have been extensively engaged with the international community, as well as regional powers, to help the opposition. we have committed to hundreds of millions of dollars of humanitarian aid to help folks both inside of syria and outside of syria. we are constantly consulting with the opposition on how they can get organized so that they're not splintered and divided in the face of the onslaught from the assad regime. we are in very close contact with countries like turkey and jordan that immediately border syria and have an impact. obviously, israel which is having already a grave concerns as we do about, for example, movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere and that could have an impact not just within syria but on the region as a whole. i'm encouraging to see that the syrian opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past. we're going to be talking to them. my enjoys will
MSNBC
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
economy on track and resolve serious situations like syria. >>> good morning from washington. it's friday, november 9th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown" i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads in the morning. at 11:00, in the white house east room the president will speak to the nation for the first time since his election about what he hopes to accomplish before the end of the year. before taking on the new challenges though the president changed his campaign workers this emotional video from wednesday was released by the obama campaign. >> you guys have done, and the work that i'm doing has improved. i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and -- and what -- [ applause ] >> now it's back to governing. today the president will layout his marker for negotiations on the fiscal cliff. the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that will kick in at the end of the year if nothing is done. a midnight december 30th, the bush tax rates will expire, the alternative minimum tax kicks in. more than half of married couples with two children will owe an additional $4
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
with jordan, civil war in syria, probl problems with hezbollah and lebanon. not to mention iran. there's no port in the storm. this is now the new middle east. >> and richard, doesn't that make syria all the more important, you know, golan heights took mortar fire from syria, israel really doesn't want to get involved. you know, spread itself thin in syria, and i think that's why international action on syria is so important right now. >> it's one of the fault lines in the middle east. i think if you're an israeli, it's not the one at the moment that keeps you up at night the most. >> right. >> i still think the palestinian is the closest. then you've got egypt which is the anchor of israel's security. and i think actually the israelis are most worried about jordan. the israelis are not central to the dynamic in syria. syria which began as a civil war and spread into the proxy has the potential to become a regional war. just when the thought the middle east can get worse, it can. >> what's your assessment of pretty much the fact that a good portion of the top level of the united states
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 3:00pm EST
syria into the mix. israel fired shells into the syrian border after receiving some mortar fire itself in the golan heights. it doesn't have the time or energy to invest in syria, but if things spiral out of control, how much pressure does that also put on israel to act? >> i think the israelis have been pretty clear, including in the last few days, that they have absolutely no interest in getting involved in what's going on in syria. there's so many different reasons for that. first of all, it's an intractable conflict. beyond that, none of the actors involved are pro-israelis. the worst thing they can do is get involved in the conflict and give the regime some kinld of political cover saying we're not just fighting against revolutionaries but against israeli spies and the massad. from israel's perspective they have nuch problems dealing with gaza. the last thing that they need is to add to that plate, and what can be gained by getting involved in syria from the israel's perspective? whoever wins in syria from israel's perspective is the enemy. >> that's right. thanks so much. >> than
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 10:00am EST
next door in syria. you have a different government in egypt and the morrisey government is reacting differently than perhaps the mubarak government did before. >> what's the short-term solution then? >> well, i think the danger for israel for example, it has a right of self-defense, but obviously if it decides to return ground troops to gaza the optics there work against israel in a much -- in a region that now is governed far more by populism than by authoritarianism. i think it has to make sure that its response is aggressive, tries to deal with the threat to israel's people, but doesn't go too far. >> let's talk about the united states' potential role. health care was president obama's defining achievement for his first term. when we look at a second term will the president look at middle east peace, the road map to peace might this be his big deal for his second term? does it need to be? >> i think that's part of the motivation here. you know, you have coming up the palestinian authority which of course controls the west bank but not gaza is preparing to try to move toward enhan
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Nov 8, 2012 5:30am EST
's where bin laden was hiding and it remains a safe haven for militant extremists. syria is imploding and threatens to spread into a regional war. syria is hoping the president will engage. the euro is in crisis bs, greeks rioting again and, of course, iran still pursuing nuclear ambitions despite crippling sanctions. many worry it could trigger another war. >>> we turn to sports now. the finalists have been announced. mike trout is in the bunch vying for a.l.mvp, he's joined by triple crown winner miguel cabrera, adrian beltre, josh hamilton and robby cano. ryan braun against headley, mccutchen, molina and posey. mets knuckleballer r.a. dickey, the old man he's up against david price of the vanderbilt university and jered weaver. mike trout also a near lock for rookie of the year. the winners announced next week beginning on monday. >>> in the nfl it turns out mark sanchez and tim tebow aren't the only new york jets that current nfl players think are overrated. in a recent poll conducted by the sporting news, nfl players overwhelmingly chose ryan as the most overrated coach in the le
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 5:00am EST
troops serving in iraq. >>> israeli forces fired warning shots into syria, after fighting between syrian rebels fell on an army post in the golden heights. >>> central venice is under water because of heavy rains and seas whipped up by strong winds. high tide has reached its sixth-highest level since recordkeeping began. >>> the blue gingham dress has sold for $480,000 at auction. >>> and a british woman is divorcing her husband after he refused to re-create scenes from the best-selling erotic novel, "fifty shades of grey." she cites his, quote, boring attitude towards sex, as ed of unreasonable behavior, which is one of five grounds for divorce in the united kingdom. >>> now, your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. a chicago tv station reports that if jesse jackson jr. makes a plea deal with the feds, he would likely mean an agreement from politics. jackson is accused of misusing campaign funds to decorate his washington, d.c. home. >>> karen hughes, the former senior adviser to president george w. bush had scathing comments in a politico of op-ed. if another rep
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 5:00am EST
administration an assessment of what this might entail. the pentagon says a u.s. military effort to seize syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons would require upward of 75,000 troops and "the times" reports that senior american officials are concerned that hezbollah has set up camp near the chemical weapons depose. the white house declined to comment. >>> four people were killed in texas when a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans. this is just terrible. it's an accident that happened at a railroad crossing in midland, texas, as the float tried to get around the safety gates and lights. the float was made with a flatbed trailer. in addition to the four deaths, there were 17 people injured. m midland's mayor reacted to the accident. >> this may be one of the most tragic events we've had in our town and it's a sad day. i shook their hands and saw them personally and met their wives. it truly was an honor to be in their presence. these guys are true american heroes. >> that's for sure. secretary of defense leon panetta issued a statement saying he's deeply saddened.
MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
a growing gaza crisis, a civil war in syria next door, unquiet along the israeli/egyptian border, substantial unrest in jordan. any flare-up in one of these, has potential to spread across to the other. most importantly, you have a fragile, you know, political systems. you have countries in transition. the populations and politics are more populous. much more unpredictable environment with the event occurring here as we saw it in 2008. >> okay. p.j., tell me about this iron dome defense system. what that is about and the upgraded hamas weaponry. where does this weaponry come from? mouth how does all of the technology change the equip there? >> hamas upgraded missile systems, undoubtedly support for a variety of countries. particularly iran. because of the political changes here, egypt has relaxed its enforcement of the border between gaza and egypt making smuggling of these systems in to gaza more easy. then of course i will you have a little bit of the -- the building of an ingij nous missile capability in gaza since sit israel retreated in 2007. the iron dome is a major project
MSNBC
Nov 13, 2012 10:00am EST
of these conversations. he would have been a crucial advisement, the civil war in syria, all of which are among the pressing foreign policy questions right now. he doesn't need him resigning at this moment. >> let me bring an nbc analyst. you're okay with your ifb and everything? >> yes. >> again, i don't know where to begin. we're hearing that they're talking about speeding the replacement process for general allen in europe. the first thing i thought is, i mean, you have two men among the best, the brightest the most experienced, the most respected in the entire military, how deep is the bench to fill in the pieces? >> well, look, you know, it's a tragedy. loss of petraeus is really a blow to the country. he's an immensely skilled officer. so pulling him at this point is really a problem in this. allen implicated with the same woman indirectly in tampa is astonishing. there's a question, chris, though, about our priorities. we spend $7 billion a month on afghanistan. the two political candidates didn't talk about this war. and now, we become obsessed with the sex life of the cia director and
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
in egypt. we have a civil war in syria impacting that entire area. i have to ask you about the air strikes to jerusalem. as martin fletcher mentioned, this did not happen. >> there's a large palestinian population in jerusalem, which is not quite the same number of arabs live in tel aviv. a fair number live in tel aviv, but a large number of arabs live in palestinian. it's the first time a rocket was fired into jerusalem for 40 years. it's what baffling. it absolutely has escalated issues, and it's definitely now emboldened israel's case we're trying to preserve peace in our own countryland. >> obviously, the loss of life, including children in gaza. when anyone hears the headline 13 dead, many of them children, we know the reaction. >> i mean, this turned into in 24 hours an increasingly bloody conflict. we saw photos and video coming out. there's dead children on both sides. >> absolutely. >> wrapped in shrouds. it's escalating and getting very precare yus for the entire region. >> thank you very much, jim. we'll see what the next 48 hours bringi brings us. president has start aid meetin
MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 10:00am EST
, egypt, lebanon, syria and iraq. but the fledgling country survived. the u.n. passed resolution 194 in december 1948 which allowed ref are geez who wished to live peacefully the right to return home at the earliest practical date. nearly 20 years later in 1967, israel pre 'em tifl struck egyptian forces after the access was blocked to the port. israel gained control over areas including the west bank and gaza strip and east jerusalem. for arabs, this was the beginning of a period of occupation by israel which remains at the center of today's conflict. now, there would be another air rob israeli war in 1973. before that, there's the formation of the plo or the palestinian liberation organization which would be defined by the likes of yasir arafat. in 1978, u.s. president jimmy carter helped to broker the peace accords between saadat of egypt and prime minister ba begin of israel which paved the way for the 1979 peace treaty between those two countries. the lalt '80s saw the formation of hamas in the west bank and gaza erasing hopes. the oslo accords signed -- establishing recognition
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 11:00am EST
of the biggest priorities on the foreign front, ongoing instability in syria and concerns about iran's nuclear program. also creating new paths to citizenship with a renewed push for immigration reform and negotiating with the gop as america nears the edge of its fiscal cliff. one of the most pressing is a house keeping issue. restocking his cabinet. questions now are who's staying, who's going. nbc's kristen we will kerr is live for us at the white house with more on this. kristen, a lot of talk has been bouncing around over who the potential people are that might be leaving and who might be coming in. what do we know definitively about who is on the fence? >> hey, good morning, thomas. just to be clear, i don't think president obama has made any definitive decisions, but there have been a lot of rumblings, about who's staying and who's going. this is customary when a president wins a second term. we saw this under bush and under clinton. let's talk about the top names of who might be leaving, and let's start out with secretary of state hillary clinton. she has made no secret of the fact that
MSNBC
Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
after 2014. and israeli tanks fired in syria for a second day after a motor shell fell into israeli controlled territory. back to "hardball." ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." over the past year we've shown you scores of political ads running the gamut from morgan freeman's dulcet tones at the end of the election cycle to the ominous voices warning of newt gingrich and rick perry presidencies during the election. one ad seems to have a lasting and damaging effect on mitt romney's chances. that ad, a low-budget spot produced for the obama super pac priorities usa, framed the narrative of mitt romney as a heartless corporate tycoon without a care for the working man. jane mayer covers politics for "the new yorker," and she has a terrific piece on the ad in this week's magazine, and joy reid is managing editor of the grio. let's begin with that ad. this is called stage. >> out of the blue one day we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage not knowing what it was for. just days later all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse.
MSNBC
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
and light show of civil wars, states collapsing and refugee dislocations as the keystone of the region syria gets pulled under and the disorder across the neighborhood and you were worried about the fiscal cliff. >> governor? >> i think john is right about the personnel changes. this is the time. every administration goes through it. if you're re-elected you're going to have this turnover and this is the best time for it. we didn't want it before the election. john is right you don't want it five months down the road when your second term is under way. i want to terry a bit too, if it's all right to borrow from john. >> former governors of pennsylvania still have the right to issue proclamations. >> even in new york state, i don't think so. >> for pennsylvania in pennsylvania. >> a state unto itself. he issues proclamations all day long. >> i'm calling governor cuomo. >> you have a lot of loyal watchers and so i've declared this alex wagner and "now" down in the commonwealth of pennsylvania. >> what? >> the proclamation which you will be getting later. >> oh, my goodness. >> we can't top tha
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
.n. ambassador that in this moment is negotiating with the world on syria, on iran, on russia, on china. >> but she wasn't just going by her own schedule. i think that it's important as we play that tape, joan, that they confirmed condoleezza rice in 2005. the whole world was not believing that then. we had just had a 2004 election in this country about whether or not they were right or wrong about iraq. so that's not true. but what is even more questionable to me, he wants to question the truth about benghazi, mccain. but yesterday he skipped out of a closed-door confidential senate committee hearing about benghazi. he didn't attend the classified briefing for senators wednesday given to the senate homeland security and governmental affairs committee on which he is a member. the committee he's a member. the closed and classified briefing included representatives from the state department, the defense department, the joint chiefs of staff, the national counterterrorism center, and the fbi, all in this session. instead of attending this committee that was talking about what he says he wa
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 12:00pm EST
months as the war in syria has taken attention away, as the revolution in egypt, et cetera. this is a back-to-to the future situation where the issue that's been there all along, that hasn't received a lot of attention, but rockets have been going from gaza into israel many weeks and months now and a certain point was reached it was deemed intolerable. >> let's talk about the balance of power here, because egypt has, obviously, always been a player to some degree, much better relations with efwipts and have been able to expert pressure. we were discussing this earlier. we do not have that as much anymore given the fact that the new muslim brotherhood is basically in cahoots with hamas, the egyptian prime minister says egypt is standing by the people of gaza in their pain. that radically changes the u.s. calculus in the region or how much we can actually do. >> yeah. i don't think it changes our objectives but i think it changes what we can accomplish. the united states doesn't talk to hamas. so in the past, the way we've been able to promote potential cease-fires or agreeme
MSNBC
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm EST
of it. perhaps it's iran wanting to deflect attention from syria. perhaps it's an effort by hamas to in effect bridle its credentials to prove to the palestinians on the west bank that its route is the best way to deal with israel. >> while britain and germany have both said hamas bears the brunt of the blame, mohamed morsi appears to lay some blame on the israelis. is he torn with his fellow islamists and the need to maintain the treaty obligations with israel? >> martin, if he isn't yet, he could be soon, and that's, of course, the real danger here. if this thing goes on just for a short time, then maybe we wind up okay. but if it goes on for days or weeks, like the 2008-2009 war that ambassador ginsberg referred to, then i think all bets are off as to just how long the egyptian regime can really sustain this stance of sort of being between the two. you know, in a broader sense, of course, the cease-fire that hamas had respected for a number of years never reflected a fundamental strategic change by hamas. it was more a temporary recognition that fighting the what i they had bee
MSNBC
Nov 18, 2012 2:00pm EST
on all the more moderate forces in the arab world, puts them at the head. and lastly, syria, couldn't be a better day for bashar al assad. no one is looking at the murderous campaign of assad against his own people. >> andrea mitchell, the diplomacy for president obama about to start a second term with all of the problems in the middle east. he's in bangkok this morning. he talked about his support for israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. and we will continue to support israel's right to defend itself. >> so let's talk about how the president is working this right now, andrea. >> well, working this by trying to persuade the president of egypt to please pull back and pressure hamas for a cease-fire. that is where the action is. the arab spring is what changed all of this. all of the elements that tom just addressed were, you know, completely transfo
MSNBC
Nov 10, 2012 10:00am EST
policy towards syria, his policy toward the iraq war, his effort with afghanistan was all designed to blunt that effort. >> that's true. >> as much as he is committed to process he is also committed to an outcome that means a lot to people. he's dedicated to addressing the jobs crisis. it's profound. he wants comprehensive reform. the rights of women to protect their own bodies. this issue has now been elevated to the point of real political asset for him. >> he connects it to his daughter, his wife, his family. can i just say because this has really bothered me this right after he did his acceptance speech he called john boehner and he called mitch mcconnell and they were asleep and wouldn't come to the phone. >> that was kind of crazy. >> i want to say that is completely unacceptable and disrespectful. they would never do that to bill clinton. what if he was calling to say the bomb has been dropped. what? >> both in the way that he talked about mccain and the way that he talked about romney. one of the things i loved about what he said about romney was he drew it in as a whole fa
MSNBC
Nov 17, 2012 12:00pm EST
are actively promoting trouble in syria and lebanon and gaza strip. >> general, all the money that we've invested in egypt as they go to the table, are they representing the american voice there appropriately? >> no. i think there's a great problem right now. mersi is trying to sort out where does he come down on all this? one could argue that mubarek and the military dictatorship were the only ones in egypt who supported continued peace with the israelis. they didn't want the egyptian army in the sinai, didn't want a ground war with israel. this has been good for both countries. but mersi and the brotherhood when they came into office had no such commitment. if he looks at his own electorate, there's widespread feeling among the egyptians that doesn't support the treaty. this is bad news. somehow our diplomacy, secretary clinton and the president, this is i think one of their primary purposes. how do we substitute diplomacy for war? >> general, sit tight. we'll have you come back with your thoughts on the petraeus scandal in just a moment. first back to washington with new comments f
MSNBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
for militant extremists. syria is imploding and threatens to spread into a regional war. syrian rebels hope the president will now engage. the euro is in crisis. greek's rioting again. and of course, iran still pursuing nuclear ambitions despite crippling sanctions. many worry that could trigger another war. >>> all right. coming up next, "time" magazine has an in-depth look at how the obama campaign outmaneuvered the republicans in crucial swing states. we've been talking about that. and we're going to keep talking about it and see what "time's" take is and also what we should expect from the president's second term. we've got rick stengel with us next and the new issue. [ boy ] there i was. another holiday stuck at the kids table again. then it happened. every boy's dream. i got called up to the big leagues. i was finally a man... on my way to shaving, driving and staying up past midnight. [ whoosh ] [ whoosh ] [ whoosh ] being an adult is overrated. [ male announcer ] holidays aren't the same without the real cream of reddi-wip. the sound of reddi-wip [ whoosh ] is the sound of joy. >>>
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am EST
times," france is now considering a plan to arm opposition forces in syria after becoming the first western power to fully recognize the rebel coalition. it's seen as an effort to help align anti-government fighters whose lack of unity is blamed in part for helping president al asad stay in power. >> and from our parade of papers, "the chicago tribune," toyota is recalling 2.75 million vehicles. among them, certain models of the popular hybrid the prius. the recalls stem from problems with the vehicle's steering mechanism. and in the case of the hybrids, the system's water pump, this is the second multicar recall by toyota in the last two months. >>> joining us now with the "politico playbook," executive editor jim vandehei. jim, good morning to you. >> morning, guys. how you doing? >> doing good. you described the tactic in the fiscal cliff negotiations as sort of a game of good cop/bad cop between mcconnell and john boehner. can you help explain that? >> mitch mcconnell who runs the senate republican caucus, he's definitely playing the role of the bad cop in that he does not want
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